About this project
Created proudly by a couple who loves the outdoors and wants to spread the outdoor love!
Growing up in a family of ten, camping or taking long backpacking trips comprised of endless amounts of gear. My family had a fifteen passenger van and a large trailer that we would pack full of people and supplies. On our annual camping trips, we usually brought with us anywhere from 3 to 5 tents, plus ten sleeping bags, and ten camping pads. If you can imagine, that is a lot of gear and it takes up a lot of space.
I remember on one of our hiking trips, my brother and I had to split the tent, him carrying the poles and stakes while I carried the actual tent. Our packs were heavy and full. How much easier would those trips have been if we all just slept in Bison Bags! Less items, lighter backpacks, and easier packing.
Now my fiance, Lance, and I are trying to continue these traditions, but this time around we want to do it as minimalistic as possible.
That being said, we are proud to introduce the Bison Bag || The World's First Sleeping Bag Hammock!
The awesome thing about a Bison Bag is everything (sleeping bag, hammock, rope, carabiners) fits within the sleeping bag bag. Thus you don't have to worry about forgetting anything!
We wanted something minimalistic and simple! To start out we'll do a simple forest green. Eventually we want to branch out to other colors but because of the minimum quantity order set by our manufacturer, we wont be able to do that unless we at least double our goal.
Size: Sleeping Bag 190X 100cm/rectangle
Material: 170T polyester/ pu coating
Filling: polyester microfiber 220gsm
Zipper: #5 double head
Early Mock ups:
We didn't come up with this design over night. We carry around this book with us and whenever we have a new idea we draw it up.
As you can see from the pictures above, we have prototype samples on hand. These bags are the result of months of testing and design changes. We have established a relationship with a reputable manufacturer and are confident that they can produce these bags after our project ends. At the completion of a successful project we will put in an order and then each Bison Bag will be shipped out to our backers! This whole process should take about 60 days after the close of the project.
Where are the funds going?
All pledges are going towards the first production run of Bison Bag. We will use the money towards purchasing polyester, microfiber, double head zippers, production/assembly costs, and packaging.
We are really happy with where we have taken this design and we need your support! Please help us get our Bison Bags into production and sent all over the world!
Thanks so much for your support!
Risks and challenges
A large risk, as always is working with a new manufacturer. We've done everything that we can to ensure quality, and manufacturing the Bison Bags in a timely manner. Once received shipping is another beast but fortunately neither of these things are new to us. I can assure you that the product that we create will be to your standards and you will receive it sooner than you thought you would!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Its a 55 Degree Bag. We created it as a fun summer bag.
so it doesn't have a hood, but the bag is plenty long, so you can put it over your face.
The bag, including the carabiner is about 2.5 pounds.
It all compacts into one little bag 16x8x8 inches.
There will be a 1 year manufacturers warranty.
We have an awesome manufacturer overseas. We'd love to do something in the u.s. and have plans to create products in the u.s. down the road.
We only have one sample so we haven't been able to test the full weight limit. But we've had 300 pound on it and it still does great at that weight.
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